Job Title: Assistant Vice President, Employment Law

Division/Function: Legal

Location: 10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY

Reports To: Vice President, Employment Law

Who We Are:

This role is with L'Oréal USA, which is the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Group, the worldwide leader in beauty. L'Oréal USA manages a portfolio of 36 iconic global beauty brands, including Atelier Colognes, Essie Cosmetics, Garnier, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kérastase, Kiehl’s, Lancôme, L’Oréal Paris, Maison Margiella,  Maybelline New York, NYX Professional Makeup, Redken, Skin Better Science, Soft-Sheen Carson, Carol’s Daughter, Urban Decay, Youth to the People, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté and many more! In addition to corporate headquarters in New York City, L'Oréal USA has Research & Innovation, Manufacturing & Distribution facilities and brand headquarters across the country, with a workforce of more than 10,000 employees working in all 50 states. For more information, visit, follow us  on Twitter, Instagram or TikTok @LOrealUSA!

The L’Oreal USA Legal Team is at the center of L’Oreal’s mission to create the beauty that moves the world.  We are strategic partners to all areas of the business, protecting our brands, our people, and our company while ensuring we are in full compliance with the law and meeting our high ethical standards.  Legal is a globally connected and collaborative community that provides advice, adds value and shares knowledge across all of L’Oreal.   Come join our dynamic team!

What You Will Do:

Your primary responsibility will be to provide preventive, proactive legal advice and solutions on a broad range of human resources and employment law topics, reporting directly to L’Oréal’s Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Employment Law.  You will exemplify strong managerial skills and sensitivity as a key member of a multi-cultural, fast-paced, global workforce. Day-to-day, you will:

·       Assist in investigating complaints of unfair or inappropriate treatment of employees.

  • Provide preventive, practical and proactive legal advice on a broad range of employment law and employee relations issues.
  • Prepare and deliver training materials regarding various employment topics.
  • Stay abreast of new legal decisions and statutory developments and provide advice to clients regarding those developments.
  • Manage all aspects of employment litigation and administrative charges, including risk assessment, development of case strategy, and management of outside counsel.
  • Help structure relationships with managed service providers, staffing companies and other providers of contingent labor.
  • Assist with due diligence related to potential mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations.
  • Provide guidance on employment related policies, programs, and initiatives.
  • Provide employment law guidance on issues covering employees across the United States, utilizing outside counsel where necessary.
  • Provide legal advice concerning immigration-related compliance and mobility issues.

What We Are Looking For:

Our ideal candidate will have:

·       J.D. degree from an accredited law school and strong academic credentials.

  • Member in good standing with the New York State bar.
  • Minimum of 4- 7 years of experience in Employment Law.

·       Solid judgment with exemplary respect and integrity toward others.

  • Comfort with providing advice and guidance on legal issues arising in all 50 states, with a deep knowledge of New York and California law.
  • The judgement to know when to elevate certain matters to the attention of the Vice President, Employment Law and/or the General Counsel and other senior management.
  • The ability to establish and maintain relationships, credibility and trust with clients, stakeholders, legal team members, and other colleagues.
  • Willingness to travel periodically to locations within the United States.
  • High level of organization, attention to detail and positive attitude.
  • Ability to work in person in New York City three (3) days a week, with or without accommodation.

Additionally, these related skills, are nice to have but not required:

  • Previous in-house experience is preferred, though not required if you have strong counseling experience.
  • Experience supporting:
    • a culturally diverse, international workforce
    • technology-related employees 
    • large employers with wide array of corporate functions and personalities  (R&D, manufacturing, distribution, sales, retail stores, field force, brands, corporate etc.) 
    • employers that utilize the services of contingent workers, independent contractors and other non-employees.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At L'Oréal, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!

What’s In It for You:

  • Base Salary Range: $180,000- $210,000 (The actual compensation will depend on a variety of job-related factors which may include geographic location, work experience, education, and skill level)
  • Eligibility for competitive annual bonus compensation and profit sharing awards
  • Generous Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)
  • Hybrid Work Policy (3 Days in Office, 2 Days Work from Home)
  • Flexible Time Off (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!)
  • Access to Company Perks (Makeup! Skincare! Fragrance! Employees receive a stipend for free L'Oréal products as well as VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, as well as other perks such as Monthly Mobile Allowance, discounted Equinox memberships etc.)
  • Abundant Learning & Development Opportunities (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!)
  • Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads)
  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We would love to find out more about you as a candidate and do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

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